Our guide to The Lakes, Mountains, Peninsulas and Forests

The Lakes, Mountains, Peninsulas & Forests

The inspiration for poets, writers and artists, this magnificent landscape of lakes, forests and mountains will be the perfect place for your family holidays, relaxing breaks and romantic weekends. 

Adventure, exploration and bracing walks, along with vibrant towns and villages offering art, culture and some of the best dining experiences in the country, all combine to make the Lake District the number one UK holiday destination. 

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Grasmere

Grasmere lies to the south of Grasmere village. There are some gentle walks by the shore and surrounding fell.
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Cartmel Peninsular - The Lythe and Winster Valleys - Arnside and the Morecambe Bay

With rolling fells and meadows, this beautiful spur of land juts out into the Morecambe Bay. Here you have lanes to cycle, villages to explore and a coast line to rival any of the lake views.
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Coniston Water & Mountain

At 5 miles long, Coniston Water is the third largest of the lakes. Arthur Ransome based his children's book Swallows and Amazons on the Lake.
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Esthwaite Water

Esthwaite Water is a natural lake extending to 280 acres. Rated as one of the finest waters in the Lake District, boasting excellent pike and trout.
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Langdales & The Duddon Valley

The central massive of the Lakeland mountains, there are rambles, climbs and mountain pass drives.
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Rydal Water

Set in the heart of the Lake District, Rydal is one of my favorite lakes, offering the perfect lake walk suitable for all.
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Tarn Hows

One of the most beautiful views is from the fell looking over Tarn Hows. Like Rydal, this little water offers walks suitable for all
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Thirlmere

Thirlmere is a pretty, clear lake with a wooded shoreline, best explored from the west shore, with views Helvellyn and Helm Cragg.
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Ullswater

Ullswater is the second largest lake at 7.5 miles long. Serpentine, it snakes its way under high fell, offer some of the very best walking country
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Wastwater

Wastwater is without doubt the most haunting and dramatic of all the lakes. The view across the water is to Scafell, Great Gable, flanked by Kirkfell and Lingmell.
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Windermere

Lake Windermere is the largest natural lake in England at 12 miles long and has delightful towns and villages nestled on the shore.
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The Grizedale Forest

Lying between Windermere and Coniston, this huge wood offers great days out for walking, mountain biking along with activities such as GoApe.
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